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  • Price tops government buyers' concerns

    Price remains the main concern for federal government IT purchasers, according to a research firm's survey of 148 departments and agencies.

    11 Feb. 03 09:42 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Microsoft christens XDocs application 'InfoPath'

    Microsoft on Monday announced the official name for the next member of its Office family, formerly code named XDocs, and said a standards body for the healthcare industry is advocating use of the application as a way to help streamline medical records systems.

    11 Feb. 03 08:46 Written by James Niccolai
  • Great expectations fail IT reality test

    No one can accuse IT managers of not being optimistic. They have great expectations when selecting an enterprise solution but a mere 4 per cent are happy with the implementation outcome.

    11 Feb. 03 08:31 Written by Helen Han
  • Sun's N1 strategy gets new products, services

    Several hardware and software products designed to help IT managers implement Sun Microsystems' N1 strategy for data centers and networking infrastructure were announced Monday by the company.

    11 Feb. 03 08:29 Written by Tom Krazit..
  • Microsoft patches patch for NT 4.0

    After removing links to a security patch that caused the NT 4.0 operating system to fail, Microsoft on Friday posted an updated patch that fixes the NT 4.0 problem.

    11 Feb. 03 08:27 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Judge cuts off two appeals

    The judge in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft has ruled that two attempts to appeal the case, including one from a consumer group, cannot move forward.

    11 Feb. 03 08:15 Written by Grant Gross
  • NAI goes forensic with InfiniStream

    A new forensic security tool from network security company Network Associates' Sniffer Technologies unit gives network administrators the ability to capture and replay security breaches as they occur, identifying the source and cause of network security problems.

    11 Feb. 03 08:14 Written by Paul Roberts
  • BEA adding Web services to Tuxedo

    BEA Systems on Monday will announce a version of the Tuxedo transaction processing software that leverages Web services and is linked more closely to other BEA products.

    11 Feb. 03 08:14 Written by Paul Krill
  • Macromedia adding to Studio MX suite

    Macromedia on Monday will add to its Studio MX Suite its Contribute tool for adding content to Web sites and a new version of the Freehand design tool.

    11 Feb. 03 08:13 Written by Paul Krill
  • Apple extends enterprise reach

    Deepening its commitment to the enterprise, Apple Computer on Monday will announce its new Xserve and the company's first storage product, Xserve RAID.

    11 Feb. 03 08:03 Written by Mark Jones
  • IBM upgrades front-side bus in xSeries line

    IBM is updating its xSeries server portfolio, rebuilding the entire line around new Intel Corp. Pentium 4 and Xeon processors with enhancements IBM says will speed up applications and transactions.

    11 Feb. 03 08:03 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Overseas ventures boost SingTel figures

    Strong performances by its overseas ventures enabled Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) to lift revenue by 9.5 percent and net profit by 2 percent in its latest financial quarter, the company said in a statement last Friday.

    10 Feb. 03 16:45 Written by David Legard
  • Motorola reveals new networking processors

    Motorola announced two new additions to its roster of processors for the networking and telecommunications industry that consume less power at faster clock speeds than previous generations of Motorola processors, the company said Monday.

    10 Feb. 03 16:34 Written by Tom Krazit
  • COBOL vendor says the language is still kicking

    The phrase "The Future of COBOL" might seem an oxymoron, but in a talk so titled at the Club de Investigacion Technologica SA's software transformation seminar last Friday, Acucorp Vice President of Strategic Directions Gerold Ekstrom defended the workhorse programming language and warned that like it or not, companies will be dealing with applications based on COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) for decades to come.

    10 Feb. 03 14:42 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Vendors convene to examine legacy apps modernization

    A number of vendors focusing on the modernization of legacy systems gathered last Friday for a seminar on the technologies underlying what is becoming a key part of the industry-wide push toward enabling applications as Web services.

    10 Feb. 03 14:40 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Storage key to NASA investigation

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials said this week that voice messages, video and photos being collected from the public are creating a data picture that will play a key role in determining the cause of the Columbia disaster. The trick will be managing that data.

    10 Feb. 03 14:25 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Government delves into open source

    The increasingly influential role of open source software as an alternative to proprietary solutions has prompted the federal government to put together a new seminar looking at the demand for open source systems across departmental agencies.

    10 Feb. 03 14:03 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Uni supercomputer models Antarctica

    Simulating the Antarctic environment may involve a wealth of scientific know-how, but for the team involved with the Tasmania Partnership for Advanced Computing (TPAC), it's also about having the most advanced and steadfast computing power at your fingertips.

    10 Feb. 03 12:34 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Liberty Alliance releases ID management paper

    Amid growing concern that its authentication specifications are being confused with Microsoft Corp.'s .Net Passport technology, The Liberty Alliance Project released a white paper Thursday to explain how the organization's federated identity model is different from .Net Passport and how it might one day be able to interoperate with Passport and other identity management systems.

    10 Feb. 03 08:28 Written by Paul Roberts
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